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Mini-Story: Deathly Silence of Linux (after rm -rf /*)

Silence of Linux (after rm -rf /* ) To be fair, rm -rf /* was taking way too long with several millions of files in deep hierarchy. So I ran Delete (Java based recursive File & Directory Delete Tool). Finally all data that could be deleted was deleted. I could’ve run shred, I could’ve run […]

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What I learned and how I recovered from Partition Table corruption due to Power failure and fsck

Had an interesting experience. Our power blinked (rapid off and on) few times. Not only did SuKam UPS pass that through the power fluctuations but continued after power has stabilized. By the time I switched off the computer, the damage was done. It would only boot to Grub prompt. Used a SSD drive from another […]

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How to install WordPress Network for Hosting Multiple Blogs Easily

WordPress Network was previously installed using WordPress Mu, which has since been discontinued. However since WordPress version 3, you can have more-or-less the same functionality using WordPress. A multisite network is your own version of WordPress.com where your users can create their own blog / sites on demand. You can restrict it so only you, […]

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Single line command to install PHP5, MySQL, Apache2, XCache, PHP-Pear on Raspberry Pi

Installing LAMP on Raspberry Pi is very very simple. It takes a single line to execute on terminal / console.

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How to auto-update CNote, Simple CLI Note Taking Application, to Google Drive Cloud

Super simple command line note taking tool for tracking breadcrumb trail during application development… CNote is a super-simple command line based Note taking application which we use to track changes, take notes before signing-off etc. during development. It can be used on all variants of Unix, Linux and Mac OS. It’s power lies in quickly […]

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Barracuda's Copy and CudaDrive online storage services will be discontinued on 1 May 2016

Last August, LaCie announced its Wuala service was to close in November 2015, and now Barracuda has announced its Copy and CudaDrive services will close on 1 May 2016. Paying customers are no longer being charged, and all users have until that date to ensure they have copies of all their files in another location. […]

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DropBox client on Raspberry Pi

DropBox installer client can be installed from source on Raspberry Pi. The client expects GUI with nautilus installed which is not available by default on Pi. The installation however succeeds. You will need to install libnautilus-extension-dev and python-docutils: apt-get install libnautilus-extension-dev and python-docutils Then install using: ./configure;make;sudo make install However the whole process is in […]